For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most people, such as myself, will be a bit weary to drink from the … [Read more...] about Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?
Tool some photos of Saigon at Dusk. The city is really changing. … [Read more...] about Saigon at Dusk (2019)
I make this trip at least once a week now. This leg can get nerve racking since I am always entering it during rush hour. Thu Thiem Tunnel from District 2 of Saigon … [Read more...] about View of Thu Thiem Tunnel from District 2
This morning Saigon suffered yet another bad air morning with the AQI (air quality indicator) at 162 (50 AQI and below is healthy). With cooler weather, the air pollution in Saigon tends to get worse in the morning due to temperature inversions. What is Temperature Inversion? Temperature inversion is when the surface air temperature is cooler then the air above it (air is … [Read more...] about Temperature Inversion Pollution in Saigon
For nearly several months while I lived at the Chung Cu H1 apartment building in District 4, I kept seeing boxes of Shoei helmets arriving in front of the building. This went on for month. Last month, I finally found out that is was owned by Quang Hoang who runs the shop, Shin Moto, in his apartment. Quang owns a BMW 1000cc bike which I kept seeing in the parking garage. He … [Read more...] about Shin Moto – Motorcycle accessories and gear in Saigon